Help your Child with English

7 ways to help your child succeed at English

Get them reading to succeed at English The single most important thing you can do to help your child succeed at English is to encourage them to read.  By the time they get to GCSE/IGCSE they will need pretty advanced reading skills, to be able to understand, analyse and respond to a variety of texts.

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Books to read this summer

9 books your teenager should read this summer

Why these books? I have been a tutor of A-level English for 13 years. During this time, I have helped many young people understand and interpret the books on the syllabus, or those chosen for their coursework.  I’ve put together the best of the books I’ve had the pleasure of reading for my job, to

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History Coursework: how to Choose the Best Question

So, just when you thought your first A-level History year was over and you could relax before tackling next year, you have to think about your history coursework. This will be the non-exam assessment (NEA) or Historical Investigation.  It can cause a lot of angst amongst students but taking some time and thinking it through

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Jekyll and Hyde

Jekyll and Hyde: a free GCSE English Lesson:

This is the second in the series of free English lessons designed to get you and your teenagers discussing books.  This week we will be looking at the 19th-century novel Jekyll and Hyde.  This is probably the most popular 19th-century novel chosen by schools for GCSE and IGCSE.  It is on the English Literature syllabus

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Frankenstein free lesson

Free GCSE English Lesson: Frankenstein

This is the first free GCSE English lesson in a series designed to get you and your teenagers discussing books.  I am starting with the section of the GCSE English Literature syllabus where your teenager will need to study a 19th-century novel.  This week we will be looking at Frankenstein – a popular choice with

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Free English Lesson

Free Lessons for Home Learning: English Part One

English Part 1:  Free Lessons on 3 American Classics  However strange things may be at the moment with all our children learning from home, there is definitely scope for you to become involved in (and to understand) your children’s education like never before.  Therefore, over the next few weeks I will be writing a series of

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